Life is all about balance…and sunshine! Throw together this simple, nutritious platter which is balanced perfectly for a Summer’s day by the pool. Combine roast chicken breast for protein, some simple carbs in the form of grilled flat bread to burn off as you swim, and lots of colourful veggies to provide vitamins and minerals.
- Preheat oven to 180C fan forced.
- Place kievs on a lined baking tray and spray lightly with olive oil spray.
- Cook for 35 mins or until cooked through and crispy on the outside. Set aside to cool.
- Prepare all veggies as outlined above.
- Heat a griddle pan or heat the oven grill.
- Brush the pizza bases with olive oil and cook on either side in the pan, or under the grill, until gently browned and toasted.
- Cut the cooled chicken into around 6 strips across the breast and lay them out on the platter.
- Arrange your finger salad around the chicken.
- Slice the pizza bases into six wedges and add to the platter or to a plate on the side.
- Serve with the Tzatziki on the side.
Poolside eating calls for unbreakable crockery. I found these fabulous matte-finish, bamboo melamine plates and platter in a tropical palm leaf design and a dark blue colour by House and Garden at Myer. Lift the tone with cotton napkins from Target and create a designated space for your platter on this gorgeous blue cotton throw from Target.
- AH&G Dried palm round platter - House and Garden, Myer
- AH&G Dried palm salad plates - House and Garden, Myer
- AH&G craft coupe salad plates - House and Garden, Myer
- Cotton napkins - Home, Target
- Cotton throw in light blue and white - Target
- 6 pack Positano glass tumblers - Anko - Kmart
- Whipping up a grazing platter with seasonal ingredients is always a lovely way to entertain.
- Get as many different colours on the plate as you can which will equate to a great mix of vitamins and minerals.
- Keep your veggies together in sections creating lovely pops of colour on the platter.
- Make your own Tzatziki with grated and strained cucumber, yoghurt, olive oil, garlic, and a little lemon juice or vinegar.
- Kids love to choose their own food so this is a fabulous way to get veggies in without the arguments.